B.M. Cole


WW2 Luftwaffe bombers over Brighton [and Shoreham-by-Sea, and Portslade]

A 1940s WW2 German target identification bombing photo-document set

In the early 1940s, the German Luftwaffe planned a bombing campaign against British towns and cities, including Brighton, Shoreham-by-Sea and Portslade.

To help Luftwaffe bomber aircrew identify their targets from the air during the raids on each town or city, the pilots and bomb-aimers were issued with an A4-size loose-leaf photo-document set containing a map and printed half-tone aerial photograph(s) of the general area to be attacked.

This original WW2 Luftwaffe set for air-raids on Brighton, Shoreham-by-Sea and Portslade, found on a wartime Luftwaffe base, consists of:

Multiple sheets, 11 x 8 inches (30 cms x 21 cms), some printed both sides, Luftwaffe map and multiple b/w aerial photographs of the area. A lovely set of photo-material for the Brighton area including a map, targets or other features marked in red, 3 double-page panoramic photographs (of Brighton, Portslade, and Shoreham), 2 other full-page and 5 half-page photographs. One of the photos has a misaligned row of perforation holes extending across part of the image without loss of the image, a German WW2 production 'flaw'.



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Page LS-072

Page LS-073

Page LS-073a

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Page LS-077a

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An original WW2 Luftwaffe Brighton, Shoreham-by-Sea and Portslade local history item

This photo-document set has great historical significance as one of the few surviving remnants of WW2 Luftwaffe activity over Britain and as an exceedingly scarce local history item.

Supplied with a modern leaflet containing more information on these German wartime air-raid documents.

Item reference Luft-9018

Price: £1 (GB pounds sterling) plus postage and insurance as below
- First class postage, fully insured, within the UK: £3
- Airmail postage, fully insured, outside the UK: £6

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